1940-1949

1940
Betty Reid McDonald
Doing well and headed for age 98 this year. I am enjoying family and life in Washington state.

Paul Norman ’48 and his family

1948
Paul Norman
I turned 91 in June! I live in Greenville, South Carolina where my four children and grandchildren live, too. Prior to the pandemic, I enjoyed having a weekly brunch with some friends and watching my grandsons play sports or attend their school events. Now, I’m abiding the request to social distance, a small price to pay if it means the medical crisis will subside. I miss being together with all of my family but am keeping busy with yard work and spending more time talking to my family on the phone or by FaceTime. At 91, I’m still active and proud to be an alumnus of Suffield Academy!

Gene Spaziani
Class Agent Gene Spaziani is a retired college educator, administrator, and baseball coach. He is also a wine educator, journalist, and author who still writes feature stories for the American Wine Society Wine Journal. He is also on the Editorial Board of WineMaker magazine. Gene has written over 1,500 printed wine articles for Connecticut daily newspapers in his career and for 25 years he served as Deputy State Director of Connecticut American Legion Baseball. Gene is a widower with four grown children who recently moved from Mystic to Niantic, Connecticut.